Conjunctivitis Eye Inlammation Hayfever

What is it?

Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of a surface membrane called the conjunctiva.

This is a protective layer of the eye, which is thin and transparent,
and protects from foreign objects.


Eye Compare Normal Eye & Infected Eye

One normal eye & one infected eye
One normal eye & one infected eye

What are the causes?

There are 3 main causes of conjutiveities.

Shown below.

1.Irritant

This is when something like a foreign object, such as an eyelash, or a chemical reaction to a substance, like chlorine from a swimming pool.

TREATMENT:
Remove the foreign object, and then apply a regular gentle bathing to the eye.



2. Allergy

This is the most common experienced amongst people.

This is caused just as the weather picks up, and summer starts.

Referred to as hay fever, when you have a reaction from the various seeds & pollens in the air.

TREATMENT:
Keep your clothes clean, and stay away from rolling around in the grass too much.
Make sure that you have a fan close by, and if it is actually getting bad, then speak to your doctor who can prescribe antihistamine eye drops.

Rubbing your eye makes it worse.

Although you might think it feels great, this will only make things worse, and increase the infection.
Although you might think it feels great, this will only make things worse, and increase the infection.

Pink Eye discharge

If you have an eye like this, see your doctor right away.
If you have an eye like this, see your doctor right away.

Pink Eye Infection Example

Bad pink eye infection
Bad pink eye infection

3. Virus

If you haven't got the 2 above, then you have the worst type.

This is the actual inflammation virus.

It can be transmitted by skin contact, and is common amongst children who are in close proximity to each other.

The symptons of this include redness of the eye, a discharge which can be yellow in colour.
Also if your eyelids are sticking together when you awake in the morning.

TREATMENT:
Right away make an appointment with your doctor who will need to subscribe antibiotics.

If your unsure if you have this type, compare the pictures below to your own eye.

Have you ever had "pink eye"?

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Close up Eye Diagram

Here is a disection image of the eye, showing the conguntiva layer.
Here is a disection image of the eye, showing the conguntiva layer.

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Doctor 7 years ago

my brother hurt to pink to he's bad to you need to tomorrow to Layton is better now to normal


Doctor 7 years ago

my brother hurt to pink to he's bad to you need to tomorrow to Layton is better now to normal

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